Sunday, August 31, 2014

[DMANET] ISDA 2014 - Final CFP - IEEE - Okinawa, Japan

* ISDA 2014- Final Call for Papers *

Fourteen International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and
Applications (ISDA 2014)

27-30 November 2014
Okinawa, Japan

Publication: IEEE

About the Conference
The International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and
Applications (ISDA) is a major international conference bringing
together researchers, engineers, and practitioners who work in the
areas of intelligent systems and its applications in the industry and
real world. Every year, ISDA attracts authors from over 30 countries.
After the success of the thirteenth edition, which was held in
Malaysia, this year event will be held in Japan. ISDA 2014 is
co-organized by Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs) and Meio
University - Okinawa Japan will take place from 27th November 2014 to
30th November 2014 at the Meio University & OIST - Sea Side House in

ISDA 2014 is expected to provide an opportunity for the researchers to
meet and discuss the latest solutions, scientific results and methods
in solving intriguing problems in the fields of artificial
intelligence and its real world applications. The conference programme
will include workshops, special sessions and tutorials, along with the
prominent keynote speakers and regular paper presentations in parallel
tracks. All submitted papers will be reviewed by experts in the field
based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and
clarity. Conference contents will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE
Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Like
in the past events, accepted papers presented at ISDA 2014 will be
selected and recommended for possible publication in Journal Special
Issues (Indexed by SCI) and Edited Volumes.

* Topics of interest *
A. Intelligent Systems Architectures and Applications
B. Intelligent Image and Signal Processing
C. Intelligent Internet Modeling
D. Intelligent Data mining:
E. Intelligent Business Systems:
F. Intelligent Control and Automation:
G. Intelligent Agents:
H. Intelligent Knowledge Management:
I. Innovative Information Security
J. Innovative Networking and Communication Techniques
K. Web Intelligence
L. Intelligent Software Engineering

Further information on these topics:

** Submission Guidelines **
Conference contents will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore
as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. Like in the
past events, accepted papers presented at ISDA 2014 will be selected
and recommended for possible publication in Journal Special Issues
(Indexed by SCI) and Edited Volumes.

It is required that all accepted manuscripts will be presented at the
conference. All accepted papers must be accompanied by a fully paid
registration to appear in the proceedings. Papers have to be submitted
electronically in the PDF format via the web site
( .

For further instructions, please consult:

** Important Dates **

Paper submission due: September 28, 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: October 18, 2014
Registration and Final manuscript due: October 31, 2014

* Organizing Committee *
(Please consult web site)

For technical contact:
Ajith Abraham
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Call for papers, BICoB-2015 - Submission Deadline: October 24, 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA

Apologies for multiple postings.

7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
March 9-11, 2015 - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Conference website:


Paper Submission Deadline: October 24, 2014.
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2014.
Pre-registration and Camera-ready paper: January 16, 2015.

About BICoB
The 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) provides an excellent venue for researchers and practitioners in the fields of bioinformatics to present and publish their research results and techniques. Bioinformatics and computational biology continue to be a vibrant research area with broadening applications and new emerging challenges. In recent years, bioinformatics and computational biology have experience significant advances driven by computational techniques in bioinformatics. The BICoB conference seeks original and high quality papers in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas. Work in the computational methods related to, or with application in, bioinformatics is also encouraged including: bio-data mining, text mining, machine learning, biomathematics, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, data visualization, biostatistics, .etc. The topics of interest include (and are not limited to):

Genome analysis: Genome assembly, genome annotation, gene finding, alternative splicing,
     EST analysis and comparative genomics.
Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and clustering, function
     prediction, motif discovery, functional site recognition in protein, RNA and DNA sequences.
Phylogenetics: Phylogeny estimation, models of evolution, comparative biological methods,
     population genetics.
Structural Bioinformatics: Structure matching, prediction, analysis and comparison; methods
     and tools for docking; protein design
Analysis of high-throughput biological data: Microarrays (nucleic acid, protein, array CGH,
     genome tiling, and other arrays), EST, SAGE, MPSS, proteomics, mass spectrometry.
Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association analysis, population simulation,
     haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype calling.
Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale modeling, pathways,
     gene networks.
Computational Proteomics: Filtering and indexing sequence databases, Peptide quantification
     and identification, Genome annotations via mass spectrometry, Identification of post-translational
     modifications, Structural genomics via mass spectrometry, Protein-protein interactions,
     Computational approaches to analysis of large scale Mass spectrometry data, Exploration and
     visualization of proteomic data, Data models and integration for proteomics and genomics,
     Querying and retrieval of proteomics and genomics data etc.

Journal Publication: Authors of selected high quality papers in BICoB-2015 will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for possible publication in bioinformatics journals
(selected high quality papers in previous years were published in JBCB special issues).

Paper submission site: 

Conference Chair: Hisham Al-Mubaid: University of Houston, Clear Lake, USA,

Program Co-Chairs:
Fahad Saeed: Western Michigan University, USA,
Nurit Haspel: University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA,

CFP: NIPS Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning and Matrix Computations

##############################################################               CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS                    NIPS workshop on            Distributed Machine Learning and Matrix Computations           December 2014, Montreal, Canada     ##############################################################    Description  -----------    The emergence of large distributed matrices in many applications has brought with it a slew of new algorithms and tools. Over the past few years, machine learning and numerical linear algebra on distributed matrices has become a thriving field. Manipulating such large matrices makes it necessary to think about distributed systems issues such as communication cost.    This workshop aims to bring closer researchers in distributed systems and large scale numerical linear algebra to foster cross-talk between the two fields. The goal is to encourage distributed systems researchers to work on machine learning and numerical linear algebra problems, to inform machine learning researchers about new developments on large scale matrix analysis, and to identify unique challenges and opportunities. The workshop will conclude with a session of contributed posters.    Goals of the Workshop  ---------------------    This workshop will consist of invited talks and paper submissions for a poster session. The target audience of this workshop includes industry and academic researchers interested in machine learning, large distributed systems, numerical linear algebra, and related fields.    Submission deadline will be October 10th, 2014.  Acceptance decisions will be mailed out on or before October 24th, 2014.      Call for Contributions  ----------------------    The workshop will consist of a mix of presentations and discussions. Researchers who want to contribute should submit their paper to, in PDF format, following the NIPS style guide.    *** The submission deadline is Friday October 10th ***    The organizers will review all submissions.      Organizers  ----------    Reza Zadeh is a consulting professor at Stanford within the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering.   Website:    Ameet Talwalkar is an assistant professor of Computer Science at UCLA.  Website:    Ion Stoica is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley.  Website:

[DMANET] PhD/project position at TU Chemnitz in Discrete and, Algorithmic Mathematics

At the Department of Mathematics of Technische Universitaet Chemnitz a
PhD position is available in the Algorithmic and Discrete Mathematics
group in the project

"Operational Train Timetabling for Energy Efficient Schedules"

within the joint BMBF-project "Energy Efficient Mobility" (E-Motion)
starting as soon as possible (from 01.10.2014 onwards, the project
ends on 31.03.2016) at the level

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
(75%, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

The position is subject to the usual regulations according to Saxonian
law. The official German announcement is available on

Applicants should have completed their studies at least at master level
in a program with strong mathematical background in convex and discrete
optimization and have strong programming skills in C++ or comparable.

The project focuses on the scientific development, investigation and
algorithmic implementation of mathematical models for energy efficient
train timetabling. Starting point are time discretized network models of
train rides decoupled by Langrangian relaxation. The project aims at
exploring possibilities for dynamic discretization techniques and for
reducing energetic peak loads. The topic is intended for advancing the
scientific qualification of the applicant towards a PhD or beyond.

Applications should refer to the official announcement and should be
directed electronically or by standard mail before 12.09.2014 (but
applications will be considered as long as the position is still free) to

Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmberg
Technische Universitaet Chemnitz
Fakultaet fuer Mathematik
Reichenhainer Str. 39/41
09126 Chemnitz

Phone: 0371 531 34122
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

[DMANET] PhD student position (w/ teaching in German) FU Berlin

Dear Colleagues, please help spread the word!
Thanks, Christian

deadline: Sept. 8, 2014

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin / Wiss. Mitarbeiter (Praedoc)
in der Arbeitsgruppe Haase
mit 3/4-Teilzeitbeschäftigung
befristet auf 4 Jahre
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU

- Forschung zu diskreten Methoden in Algebra und
algebraischer Geometrie
- Administrative Aufgaben und
- Mitwirkung in der Lehre in der fachmathematischen
Ausbildung angehender Lehrer/Innen

- Abgeschlossenes wiss. Hochschulstudium (Diplom/Master)
in Mathematik oder vergleichbare Qualifikation

- Erfahrung auf einem oder mehreren der Gebiete: konvexe
Polytope, algebraische Geometrie torischer Varietäten,
kombinatorische kommutative Algebra, tropische Geometrie,
algebraische Statistik
- Programmiererfahrung

Bewerbungen sind mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bis zum
08.09.2014 unter Angabe der Kennung WM 19-327 zu richten
an die

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Frau Sabrina Nordt
Arnimallee 6
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Fragen? Christian Haase

Christian Haase
still Goethe-Universität
soon Freie Universität

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[DMANET] ACM MobiCom 2014: Make Your Startup Elevator Pitch by Today (Aug28)!

ACM MobiCom 2014 Startup Pitch Contest

The 20th Annual International Conference on
Mobile Computing and Networking

Sept 7-11, 2014 - Maui, Hawaii

Is your dream to start a company with your cool idea? Do you feel you
have what it takes to change the world, but doesn't know how and where
to start? Here's your chance to make a pitch to Silicon Valley Venture
Capitalists and entrepreneurs at MobiCom! You will follow a similar
pitch process as recommended by the VCs. The finalists will make a pitch
at MobiCom in front of the judges and MobiCom attendees and get
constructive feedback from the VCs and entrepreneurs. The winning team
will get invited to a Silicon Valley Venture Capital office to make a
formal pitch. Consider this contest as a free training session! Any
MobiCom 2014 attendees are eligible. You can pitch any "good" ideas,
including those from your papers, demos, posters, apps, or your daydream!

- Elevator Pitch Submission: Due August 28th, 11:59pm PDT.
Write your elevator pitch in one paragraph (max 250 words). Please
indicate whether you will have a demo or video of your idea, although
it's not required. Send the PDF to mobicom14pitch "at"

- Finalists Announcement: September 2nd.

- Finalist Pitch: September 8th 6:30-8pm. Pitch in front of the judges
and your fellow attendees. Your pitch will be for 5 minutes (strict) and
5 minutes of Q&A with the judges. Your pitch will be evaluated on
technology, product readiness, market opportunity, business model,
competitive environment, team, and presentation quality.

The winner will be invited to the office of Artiman Ventures to make a
formal pitch. Some of runner ups may also get the invitation.

- Eugene Lee (Chair)
Eugene Lee is an Entrepreneur In Residence at Artiman Ventures. He is a
seasoned leader and entrepreneur with a track record of founding,
building, growing and selling transformational companies at the
intersection of people, software and networks. He is currently an
Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Artiman Ventures, an early-stage venture
capital fund, where he is investigating and incubating "white space"
opportunities. Previously, he joined Socialtext as "CEO 2.0" and member
of the Board of Directors in November 2007, leading the company's growth
to cash flow positive and SaaS profitability. Lee led the company to a
successful exit in April 2012, when Socialtext was acquired by Bedford
Funding, a $1.4 billion private equity firm.

After graduating from the MIT Sloan School of Business, Lee co-founded
Beyond, Inc., the developer of the award-winning BeyondMail product.
After Banyan Systems' acquisition of Beyond, Lee was named General
Manager of Messaging Business Unit, growing it from $5 million to $32
million in revenue in 18 months, and earned four patents in messaging,
workflow and privacy technologies. He also launched, the
leading white and yellow pages directory.

Lee was recruited by Cisco Systems in 1997 as Vice President of
Worldwide SMB Marketing, and then held the role of Vice President
Marketing for Cisco's Internet Communications Software Group,
andeventually Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Marketing. From
2004 to 2007 Lee was at Adobe Systems as Vice President of Product
Marketing for the Intelligent Documents Business Unit and then as Vice
President of Vertical and Solutions Marketing.

Lee is passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership, and actively
advises and mentors several CEOs, startups, and non-profit
organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for and for
the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

Lee holds a B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Engineering and Computer Science
from Harvard College, and a MBA from M.I.T Sloan School of Management.
He is an accomplished pianist and a passionate chamber musician,
voracious reader, budding photographer and foodie, and enthusiastic
skier and golfer.

- Claire Chang
Claire Chang is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of igniteXL, a
Silicon Valley based accelerator/seed fund focusing on Korean startups
and entrepreneurs. For over 20 years, Claire has brought her global
marketing expertise to both established and startup companies in Silicon
Valley and Korea. Claire formulates and executes global marketing
strategies for her clients with a personal understanding of the unique
challenges entrepreneurs face as they bring new ideas, products, and
services to the global market. Claire’s accelerator experience dates
back to 2005, at which time she was a principal member of Korea’s
premier international business incubator, iPark Silicon Valley. With her
extensive personal and professional network in Silicon Valley and Korea,
Claire is a highly regarded connector and conduit.

- Professor Leonard Kleinrock
Professor Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer
Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet
networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate
student at MIT in the period from 1960-1962. The birth of the Internet
occurred in his UCLA laboratory (3420 Boelter Hall) when his Host
computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969 and it
was from there that he directed the transmission of the first message to
pass over the Internet on October 29, 1969.

Dr. Kleinrock received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1963. He has served as a
Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los
Angeles since then, serving as Chairman of the department from
1991-1995. He received his BEE degree from CCNY in 1957. and his MS
degree from MIT in 1959. He is also the recipient of a number of
Honorary Doctorates. He was the first President and Co-founder of
Linkabit Corporation, the co-founder of Nomadix, Inc., and Founder and
Chairman of TTI/Vanguard, an advanced technology forum organization. He
has published over 250 papers and authored six books on a wide array of
subjects, including packet switching networks, packet radio networks,
local area networks, broadband networks, gigabit networks, nomadic
computing, intelligent software agents, performance evaluation, and
peer-to-peer networks. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Kleinrock has
supervised the research for 47 Ph.D. students and numerous M.S.
students. These former students now form a core group of the world's
most advanced networking experts.

Dr. Kleinrock is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a
member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an IEEE fellow, an
ACM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, an IEC fellow a Guggenheim fellow, and a
founding member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of
the National Research Council. He is recipient of the 2007 National
Medal of Science, the L.M. Ericsson Prize, the NAE Charles Stark Draper
Prize, the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the Dan David Prize,
the Okawa Prize, the IEEE Internet Millennium Award, the ORSA Lanchester
Prize, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the NEC Computer and Communications Award,
the Sigma Xi Monie A. Ferst Award, the CCNY Townsend Harris Medal, the
CCNY Electrical Engineering Award, the UCLA Outstanding Faculty Member
Award, the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the UCLA Faculty Research
Lecturer, the INFORMS President's Award, the ICC Prize Paper Award, the
IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award, and the IEEE Harry M. Goode
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[DMANET] CFP LAGOS'2015 - VIII Latin-American Algorithms, Graphs and Optimization Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS LAGOS'15 - VIII Latin-American Algorithms, Graphs and
Optimization Symposium

Praia das Fontes, Beberibe, Brazil
May 11-15, 2015 -

About the conference
LAGOS (the Latin-American Algorithms, Graphs, and Optimization Symposium),
is the merging of two Latin-American Conferences on these subjects: GRACO
(Brazilian Symposium on Graphs, Algorithms, and Combinatorics) and LACGA
(Latin-American Conference on Combinatorics, Graphs, and Applications). The
previous editions were held in Fortaleza, Brazil (GRACO 2001), Santiago,
Chile (LAGCA 2004), Angra dos Reis, Brazil (GRACO 2005), Puerto Varas,
Chile (LAGOS 2007), Gramado, Brazil (LAGOS 2009), Bariloche, Argentina
(LAGOS 2011), and Playa del Carmen, Mexico (LAGOS 2013).

Important dates

Submissions deadline: November 10, 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 03, 2015
Registration openning: February 06, 2015
Conference dates: May 11-15, 2015
Conference themes

Themes include, but are not limited to, the following AMS classifications:

Algorithms: analysis of algorithms; approximation algorithms; randomized
algorithms; computational geometry.
Operations Research and Mathematical Programming: combinatorial
optimization; integer programming; polyhedral combinatorics; operations
research and management science.
Graph Theory: cliques, dominating and independent sets; coloring of graphs
and hypergraphs; covering and packing, factorization, matching; digraphs,
tournaments; graph algorithms; graphs and matrices; hypergraphs; perfect
graphs; random graphs; structural characterization of types of graphs.
Applications: mathematical programming, combinatorial optimization,
continuous optimization, heuristics, and metaheuristics, applied to
real-world problems.

LAGOS Steering Committee

Guilermo Durán (UBA, Argentina)
Celina Herrera de Figueiredo (UFRJ, Brazil)
Thomas Liebling (EPFL, Switzerland)
Jayme Luiz Szwarcfiter (UFRJ, Brazil)

Invited speakers

Béla Bollobás (Cambridge Univertsity, England, and Memphis University, USA)
Gerard Cornuejols (Carnegie Mellon, USA)
Frédéric Havet (CNRS, INRIA, France)
Sulamita Klein (UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Frédéric Maffray (G-SCOP, France)
Miguel Pizaña (UAM, Mexico)
Bruce Reed (McGill University, Canada)
Ola Svensson (EPFL, Switzerland)

Instructions for Submissions

Extended abstracts. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract in
English (up to 6 pages), containing original research results. The authors
are fully responsible of convincing the referees of the correctness and
interest of their results using only those six pages. Authors can add an
optional appendix with proofs, sketches of proofs, or additional material.
If included, the appendix will be read at the discretion of the Scientific
Committee and it is expected that it will only be used to reach a decision
for very unusual cases. The appendix has no page limit, and since it will
not be published, it cannot be referenced in the extended abstract.
Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been
previously published (except in the form of a short abstract or as part of
a lecture or academic thesis), that it is not simultaneously submitted
elsewhere, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the
same form. A special volume of Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics
(ENDM) will be dedicated to accepted extended abstracts. The extended
abstracts must comply with the ENDM LaTeX style and are limited to 6 pages,
including the front matter, text, and references. Instructions for
submission preparation may be obtained in the ENDM web page ( Once prepared, the paper should be
submitted by means of the Easy Chair system (

Posters. Submissions of posters on all areas related to the symposium are
also solicited. Posters must also be submitted for review in the form of an
extended abstract formatted in the ENDM style (, and must not exceed 2 pages in
length. Posters should also be submitted via the Easy Chair System ( Accepted posters
will NOT appear in the ENDM special volume, but they will appear in the
symposium's booklet. Posters will be presented at the symposium in a
separate session.

Following the tradition of LAGOS, a special issue of Discrete Applied
Mathematics will be prepared after LAGOS'15. All authors of accepted papers
at the symposium are invited to contribute to this special volume. The
topics should relate to the central themes of the symposium, but are not
necessarily restricted to the presentations at LAGOS'15. All articles will
be refereed according to the standards of Discrete Applied Mathematics.

Scientific Committee

Flavia Bonomo (UBA, Argentina)
Luciana Buriol (UFRGS, Brazil)
Manoel Campêlo (UFC, Brazil) (co-chair)
Ricardo Corrêa (UFC, Brazil) (co-chair)
Mitre Dourado (UFRJ, Brazil)
Daniel Espinoza (Univ. Chile, Chile)
Luérbio Faria (UERJ, Brazil)
Carlos Ferreira (USP, Brazil)
Sylvain Gravier (Univ. Joseph Fourier, France)
Marisa Gutiérrez (UNLP, Argentina)
Carlos Hoppen (UFRGS, Brazil)
Marcos Kiwi (Univ. Chile, Chile)
Yoshiharu Kohayakawa (USP, Brazil)
Min Chih Lin (UBA, Argentina)
Vadim Lozin (Univ. Warwick, England)
Javier Marenco (UNGS, Argentina)
Daniel Martin (UFABC, Brazil)
Martín Matamala (Univ. Chile, Chile)
Ross McConnell (Colorado State Univ., USA)
Rob Morris (IMPA, Brazil)
Nicolas Nisse (CNRS/INRIA, France)
Daniel Panario (Carleton Univ. Canada)
Fábio Protti (UFF, Brazil)
Ivan Rapaport (Univ. Chile, Chile)
Dieter Rautenbach (Universität Ulm, Germany)
Cláudia Sales (UFC, Brazil) (co-chair)
Rudini Sampaio (UFC, Brazil) (co-chair)
Mario Valencia-Pabon (Univ. Paris 13, France)
Alfredo Viola (Univ. Republica, Uruguay)
Annegret Wagler (Université Blaise Pascal, France)
Yoshiko Wakabayashi (USP, Brazil)

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[DMANET] ALGO 2014, Wroclaw, September 8-12. Final call for participation

If you are still considering the participation in ALGO 2014,
please decide and register by Monday, the 1-st of September.

By now, there are more than 230 participants registered to ALGO,
not counting invited speakers and local organizers.
The list of registered people can be found at

Looking forward to see you in Wroclaw.

Best regards,
Jarek Byrka
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[DMANET] Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in data-driven analytics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Department of Engineering Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer /
Senior Lecturer in data-driven analytics to complement the decision
modelling expertise in the Department. We are seeking applicants with
broad interests in data analytics and its applications, but specific
expertise in machine learning, applied probability and statistics, and
database systems for mining and analysing big data sets will be
preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to build and lead a
programme of international quality research and undertake PhD research
supervision in the general area of computational analytics; to develop
and deliver curricula and courses in the field of computational
analytics; and perform service roles in the Department of Engineering

You can view and apply for this job at:

Applications close 3/10/2014.

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[DMANET] Final CfP FOGA 2015 (Foundations of Genetic Algorithms XIII)

Subject: Final CfP FOGA 2015 (Foundations of Genetic Algorithms XIII)

Call for Papers (apologies for cross-posting)
The 13th ACM-SIGEVO Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA 2015)
17-20 January 2015, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Deadline for paper submission: 31 August, 2014
Notification of authors: 1 November, 2014
Post-proceedings deadline: 28 February, 2015

Submissions are made through EasyChair:

Jun He, Aberystwyth University,
Thomas Jansen, Aberystwyth University,
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Stirling,
Christine Zarges, University of Birmingham,

We invite submissions to FOGA 2015, the 2015 ACM/SIGEVO Foundations of Genetic Algorithms XIII,which will be held 17--20 January 2015 in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. FOGA is the premier event on the theoretical foundations of evolutionary computation and all kinds of randomised search heuristics, including but not limited to evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimisation, artificial immune systems and particle swarm optimisation. Accepted papers will be published in post-conference proceedings by ACM Press.

Authors should submit their papers (15 page maximum) consistent with the
alternate ACM SIG style file by the submission deadline (for the class file and templates see
Submissions are made through EasyChair:
Preliminary versions of the accepted papers will be distributed to participants at FOGA. Authors of papers presented at the FOGA workshop will be asked to contribute final versions of their papers as part of the post-conference proceedings published by ACM.

The goal of FOGA is to advance the theoretical understanding of evolutionary computation and all kinds of randomised search heuristics, promote theoretical work to the wider community and contribute to making randomised search heuristics more useful in practice. We particularly encourage submissions bridging theory and practice. In addition to strict mathematical investigations, experimental studies contributing towards the theoretical foundations of evolutionary computation methods are also welcome. Topics include but are not limited to runtime analysis; fitness landscapes and problem difficulty; single- and multi-objective optimisation problems; stochastic and dynamic environments; population
dynamics; statistical approaches; self-adaptation; black-box complexity; working principles of all kinds of randomised search heuristics.

FOGA 2015 is sponsored by ACM SIGEVO.

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[DMANET] SAGT 2014 - Call for Participation

SAGT'14 Call for Participation


SAGT 2014

Patras, Greece, September 30 - October 2, 2014
(note the change of location)


The 7th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) will
take place in Patras, Greece, from September 30 to October 2. The
purpose of SAGT is to bring together researchers from Computer Science,
Economics, Mathematics, and related disciplines, to present and discuss
original research at the intersection of Algorithms and Game Theory.

The program of SAGT will include both invited lectures and presentations
of refereed submissions. Invited speakers are:

Matthew Jackson, Stanford
Ron Holzman, Technion

The detailed program can be found at:

A number of travel awards is available to partially cover expenses for
participants with limited funding sources. For more information please
email the conference general chair, Prof. Dov Monderer.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

[DMANET] W1-tenure-track Juniorprofessur "Theoretische Mathematik" an der Fakultät für Mathematik der TU Chemnitz

An der Fakultät für Mathematik der Technischen Universität Chemnitz ist
zum 01.10.2015 eine

Juniorprofessur (W1) „Theoretische Mathematik" (mit Tenure-Track-Option)

zu besetzen. Gesucht wird eine Persönlichkeit, die auf einem aktuellen
Gebiet der theoretischen Mathematik, z. B. der Geometrie, der
Algebraischen Geometrie oder der Algebraischen Topologie, international
hervorragend ausgewiesen ist und mit ihrem Spezialgebiet das
Forschungsprofil der Fakultät nachhaltig stärkt. Auch Kooperationen zu
anderen an der Fakultät vertretenen Gebieten sowie thematische Offenheit
für interdisziplinäre Forschungsvorhaben sind erwünscht.

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern wird erwartet, dass sie die Lehre
auf den oben genannten Gebieten, insbesondere der Geometrie, kompetent
und engagiert vertreten. Dies betrifft sowohl die Ausbildung von
Studierenden der Fakultät für Mathematik als auch den Service für andere
Fakultäten der Universität. Fähigkeit und Bereitschaft zur Durchführung
von Lehrveranstaltungen in englischer Sprache sowie Aktivitäten und
Erfahrungen in der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln werden erwartet.

Ich wäre Ihnen dankbar, wenn Sie geeignete Bewerber auf den Link zum
offiziellen Ausschreibungstext (Bewerbungen bis zum 7.11.2014) hinweisen

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Christoph Helmberg
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[Mycolleagues] FW: Open tenure track positions in Aalto University, Finland

Dear Colleagues

The Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland invites applications for several professor positions. The positions are open for applications at all levels ranging from early-career tenure track (assistant professor) to senior faculty (full tenured professors).

We have positions open in the following fields:
- Embedded systems in health technology, smart living environment, control engineering, and high voltage engineering materials
- Signal processing, audio and speech technology
- Networking technology, security, and economics
- Micro- and nanosciences, especially nanofabrication

The positions will be placed in the relevant departments depending on the research profile of the successful candidate.

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2014. Late applications may be considered.

More information about the open positions:
More information about Aalto tenure track:

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[DMANET] PhD positions at the University of Cagliari

The University of Cagliari is offering 6 PhD positions in Computer
Science and Mathematics. 4 of the 6 are funded by the University, the
other 2 are funded by one of the research groups of the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Among the research groups of the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science we mention:
- the Computer Graphic group headed by Riccardo Scateni
- the Trustworthy Computational Society Group headed by Massimo
Bartoletti and Salvatore Carta (

For further enquiries please contact any of the followings:
Massimo Bartoletti (
Salvatore Carta (
G. Michele Pinna (
Riccardo Scateni (

G. Michele Pinna
Dipartimento di Informatica e Matematica
Universita' di Cagliari
Via Ospedale 72, 09124 Cagliari, Italy
tel: +39 328 0089421

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

[DMANET] DIPDMWC, Dubai-Call for Invitation

The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data
Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2015)
Islamic Azad University, Academic City, Dubai, UAE
January 28-30, 2015
The proposed conference will be held at Islamic Azad University, Academic
City, Dubai, UAE. From January 28-30, 2015 which aims to enable
researchers build connections between different digital applications.
The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to)
research topics:

**Digital Information Processing
- Adaptive Signal Processing
- Parallel Programming & Processing
- Artificial Intelligence
- Expert Systems
- Image Processing
- Information Security and Cryptography
- Modulation, Coding, and Channel Analysis
- Multimedia Signal Processing
- Bioinformatics & Biomedical Imaging
- Biomedical Signal Processing
- Natural Language Processing
- Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
- Computer-Aided Surgery
- Data Compression and Watermarking
- Speech Recognition, Analysis and Synthesis
- Energy Minimization in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
- Biometric and Pattern Recognition
- Video Compression and Streaming
- Face Recognition and High-Resolution Imaging
- Object Detection, Recognition and Categorization
- Network and Cyber Security
- Data Modeling for Cloud-Based Networks
- E-Learning, E-Commerce, E-Marketing, E-Banking
**Data Mining
- Data Mining Techniques
- Ethics of Data Mining
- Risk Management and Analysis
- Data Classification and Clustering
- Abnormally and Outlier Detection
- Feature Extraction and Data Reduction
- Multi-Task Learning
- VOptimization Techniques
- Data Cleaning and Processing
- Text and Web Mining
- Data Mining for Complex Dataset
- Data Mining for Network/Cyber Security
- Data Mining for Customer Retention
- Data Mining for Climate Change and Impacts
- Data Mining for Business Intelligent
- Data Mining for Social Network Analysis
- Data Mining for Network Intrusion Detection
- Data Mining for Traffic Control
- Online Algorithms for Data Mining
- Data Mining and Cloud Computing
**Wireless Communications
- Energy Minimization in Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
- Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing
- Coding and Modulation
- Mobile IP Networks/ Ad-hoc Networks
- Vehicular Wireless Networks
- Security and Robustness in Wireless Networks
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Network Management
- Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX B3G/ 4G Wireless Networks
- Wireless Local Area Networks
- Bluetooth and Personal Area Networks
- Wireless System Architecture
- Mobile Management in Wireless Networks
- Mobile Database Access and Design
- IP Multimedia Sub-Systems
- Key Management Protocols
- Mobile/ Wireless Network Modeling and Simulation
- Mobile / Wireless Network Planning
- Wireless Network Standard and Protocols
- Digital Right Management and Multimedia Protection

Researchers are encouraged to submit their work electronically. All papers
will be fully refereed by a minimum of two specialized referees. Before
final acceptance, all referees comments must be considered.
Best selected papers will be published in one of the following special
issues provided that the author do major improvements and extension within
the time frame that will be set by the conference and his/her paper is
approved by the chief editor:

International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications
International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the
Digital Media (IJEETDM)

Submission Date: The submission is open from now until Jan. 18,
Notification of Acceptance: 2-3 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission: Jan. 21, 2015
Last Day for Registration: Jan. 21, 2015, however, it is recommended to
do it few days before
Conference Dates: Jan. 28-30, 2015

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Friday, August 22, 2014

[DMANET] SAME 2014@NORDCHI - Ambient & Smart Media Usability, Interaction, and Media Technologies - 2nd SEPTEMBER 2014 (extended)


NordiCHI 2014 Workshop
Ambient & Smart Media Usability, Interaction, and Media Technologies
6th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experiences (SAME 2014)


NordiCHI Website:

Workshop Website:

Submission System:

NOTE! The workshop series is indexed by Scopus, and we plan to have a special
journal issue...

The Workshop proceedings will be published in the International Series on
Information Systems & Management in Creative eMedia (indexed by Scopus!):
The workshop is in-corporated with the AIS SIG-eMedia (
and iAMEA ? The International Association for Ambient Media (

Workshop Chairs
Estefan?a Serral Asensio, KU Leuven, Belgium,
Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, University of Hanover, Germany,
Artur Lugmayr, University of Technology (TUT) & lugYmedia Inc, Finland,
Bjoern Stockleben, Univ. of Applied Sciences Magdeburg, Germany,
Emilija Stojmenova, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,


1 Motivation and Objectives of the Workshop

Ambient (aka pervasive, ubiquitous) media environments offer a plethora of context data as
well as opportunities for context-related content production and consumption. They are the
perfect environments for providing users with highly contextualized data-driven services
and data-driven visual and additive content.

To build such ambient media environments, semantics play an essential role to deal with a
seamless integration of the urban context as well as the digital services to be provided.
The application areas range from smart cars, urban informatics, smart homes, ambient
assisted living, smart media environments, and new interaction devices.
We aim to bring together communities involved in different semantic applications needed
for the creation of ambient media environments, like: digital services, media
interoperability, open data, user interfaces, human-computer interaction, user-centred
and interaction design, user experience, business modelling, knowledge management, etc.

This will allow identifying common themes between the participant's current work and
research agenda, and, eventually, leading to the discovery of new insights and opportunities.
The primary research goal is to assess new trends for applying semantics in digital
services for urban contexts and the disciplines involved in the creation of these services.
The workshop organizers have extensive experiences in organizing high level workshops
through the non-profit International Ambient Media Association (AMEA) they founded.
The organizers have also established an own free open access series and journal within
the association, attracted large audiences, and disseminated the results through
high level journal special issues as e.g. Springer-Verlag?s Multimedia Tools &

2 Topics of the Workshop

In line with the above, contributions to the workshop should propose applications of
applications and services in the domain of ubiquitous media centering on usability,
interaction, and intelligent interaction focused on, but not limited to ubiquitous/ambient usability:
- Ambient Intelligent Semantics & Technologies
o Vocabularies, ontologies & linked data for urban environments
o Context-data aggregation and context awareness
o Semantics of usage contexts and sensor data
o Context adaptive services
o Service interoperability
o Implementation and evaluation of urban services
o Ambient and ubiquitous devices
- Ambient Intelligent Presentation and Interaction
o Service interoperability
o Usage of ambient media for increasing application usability
o Methods and best practices for urban service design
o Usability in ubiquitous smart systems
o Ubiquitous human-computer interaction
o User experience, needs and user studies
o New smart media based user interfaces
- Emerging Ambient Services & Applications
o Smart cars, smart cities, smart urban environments
o Big data, opened data, and linked data applications
o New smart media based interfaces
o User-driven content and semantic data generation
o Smart media environments
o Unobtrusive mobile applications
o Non-screen based user interfaces
o Trust and security

3 Target Audience
The target audiences to be addressed by this workshop are communities involved
in the creation of ambient intelligence systems for urban environments,
digital services, media interoperability, open data, user interaction design,
business modelling, knowledge management, etc.

As the workshop organizers are from different institutions and research perspectives,
and from academic and from industry, a high number of attendees is expected.
We expect approx. 15-25 attendees to allow a reasonable number of
working groups (see Section 4 ?Workshop Format?).

4 Workshop Format and Activities

The workshop is part of a larger set of initiatives and is supported and incorporated with:
* iAMEA ? International Association of Ambient Media Ry (
* the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group (SIG) SIG-eMedia
* iAMEA established an open access journal and series (indexed in Scopus, and within the
Finnish publication ranking system)
o International Journal on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia
o International Series on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia

The workshop will be a full-day workshop grouped into several sessions. We allow the
submission of papers up to 10 pages which will be peer-reviewed by members of the
program committee.

After the workshop, it is planned that the results of the group work are consolidated in a
journal paper to be published in the special issue of the Springer journal on
?Multimedia Tools and Applications?. Also the authors of the best accepted papers of
SAME workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to the
special issue. Respective arrangements with Springer are on the way for the
proposed workshop.

5 Submission Guidlines

Please follow the submission guidlines for NordiCHI papers on:
Workshop papers can be 5-10 pages long, however, they need to fulfill the submission guidelines of NordiCHI.
Please submit your papers on:
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[DMANET] Neo Ubimedia MindTrek Award - 31st August 2014 - THE competition for pervasive/ubiquitous/ambient 'minded'...



THE award for the pervasive, ubiqutious, and ambient intelligent community
Award submission DEADLINE: 31st August 2014

4th-6th November, Tampere Finland,

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In cooperation with MindTrek Association, Internatinal Ambient Media Association (iAMEA),
and the AIS SIG-eMedia

NUMA 2014 - THE award for pervasive, ubiquitous, ambient technologies, media, services, user experience, concepts, and applications. We refurbished the competition for 2014 after having received over 220 competition entries over the past seven years. We want to integrate all the latest trends in the world of smart media, as we want to see incredible re-interpretations of the original notion of ubimedia, pervasive media, and ambient media. Any new fresh idea is welcome in this area! The vision of ubimedia today spreads in smart city concepts, smart cards, and smart phones - and starts to become mainstream - there are still many more exciting, seamless, and unobtrusive experiences that need to be discovered. We still seek for cutting edge tech innovations, and look for makers that single-handedly engineer fascinating new ubimedia services and devices on a shoestring budget. We welcome all ubimedia masterminds, pervasive computation enthusiasts, and ambient intelligent research!
ers to participate in writing the next chapter for the most innovative, inspiring, and sometimes slightly mad competition in ubimedia's history and seek projects, applications, services, technological solutions, concepts, or new media environment as competition entry. Note, there will be also a price sum giving to the very best three entries.

Possible themes, topics, and areas where your application could contribute to:
- smart environments (smart cars, smart houses, smart devices, smart cities)
- cyber, social, and physical computing
- human computer interaction in the era of ubiquitous computation
- smart robots, interaction with robots, and robotic applications
- new interaction devices (Google glasses, Pebble, ?)
- big data concepts for pervasive computation
- the ?quantified? self and the digital human
- sensor data, context awareness, and intelligence
- mobile phone applications, NFC technologies, and embedded systems (e.g. Arduino)
- wearable technologies, smart watches, smart glasses, and smart gadgets
- cyber physical systems (CPS)
- urban informatics and smart transportation
- security and safety of environments
- smart saving of energy, and sustainable environments
- production and industrial applications that are smart
- information systems and management in smart environments
- entertainment applications (e.g. pervasive games, ambient television, ...)
- artisic works, apps, and creative designs
- ergonomics, human-computer interaction designs, and consumer experience
- software, hardware, and middleware frameworks

NUMA is looking for your bold, irritating and mind-opening ideas, no matter if you are a student, seasoned researcher, entrepreneur or artist. Whether thesis, project or product - our only condition is: you must be able to demo it, otherwise you are out! You will have to prove your idea with a working prototype, and if you are nominated you will need to demonstrate your work during MindTrek. As we are a cross-disciplinary competition, we created the following categories, to cope with all the latest trends:

- ?NUMA-TEC? - You have been pushing the boundaries of sensors and ubiquitous computing or invented some incredible new pervasive hardware? This award focuses on advances in ?Technology?.

- ?NUMA-KERS? - You have mastered the odds of physical computing and rapid prototyping and want to expose your devices beyond the maker community? This award focuses on the community of ?Makers?.

- ?NUMA-UX? - You are an interaction, experience designer, or artist and have gone where no content has been seen before? This award focuses on the ?Experience?.

- ?NUMA-CONTENT? - You are a content creator, application developer, designer, artist, game designer, or new media developer? This award focuses on new ambient, ubiquitous, and pervasive content.

NUMA 2014 gives all of you the chance to show your work to an interdisciplinary international jury and win a the award! Winners will also be invited to become part of the great MindTrek 2014 event and community with travel costs covered.

To submit your entry, please go to ( If you would like to get more information or have questions, please send your email to: Subscribe to our email list on:

The competition is organized in cooperation with the MindTrek Association ( and the International Ambient Media Association (iAMEA) (, the AIS SIG-eMedia ( and part of the MindTrek Festival. The chairs of the competition are Artur Lugmayr, Tampere Univ. of Technology (TUT), FINLAND; Bjoern Stockleben, Univ. of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, GERMANY; and Timothy Merritt, Aarhus School of Architecture, DENMARK.

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[DMANET] LATA 2015: 2nd call for papers



LATA 2015

Nice, France

March 2-6, 2015

Organized by:

CNRS, I3S, UMR 7271
Nice Sophia Antipolis University

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University



LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2015 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.


LATA 2015 will take place in Nice, the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. The venue will be the University Castle at Parc Valrose.


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

algebraic language theory
algorithms for semi-structured data mining
algorithms on automata and words
automata and logic
automata for system analysis and programme verification
automata networks
automata, concurrency and Petri nets
automatic structures
cellular automata
combinatorics on words
computational complexity
data and image compression
descriptional complexity
digital libraries and document engineering
foundations of finite state technology
foundations of XML
fuzzy and rough languages
grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.)
grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
graphs and graph transformation
language varieties and semigroups
language-based cryptography
parallel and regulated rewriting
power series
string and combinatorial issues in bioinformatics
string processing algorithms
symbolic dynamics
term rewriting
trees, tree languages and tree automata
unconventional models of computation
weighted automata


LATA 2015 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions


Paola Inverardi (L'Aquila), Synthesis of Protocol Adapters
Johann A. Makowsky (Technion, Haifa), Hankel Matrices for Graph Parameters and Graph Grammars
Giancarlo Mauri (Milano Bicocca), tba
Andreas Podelski (Freiburg), Automated Program Verification
Antonio Restivo (Palermo), The Shuffle Product: New Research Directions


Andrew Adamatzky (West of England, Bristol, UK)
Andris Ambainis (Latvia, Riga, LV)
Franz Baader (Dresden Tech, DE)
Rajesh Bhatt (Massachusetts, Amherst, US)
José-Manuel Colom (Zaragoza, ES)
Bruno Courcelle (Bordeaux, FR)
Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, HU)
Aldo de Luca (Naples Federico II, IT)
Susanna Donatelli (Turin, IT)
Paola Flocchini (Ottawa, CA)
Enrico Formenti (Nice, FR)
Tero Harju (Turku, FI)
Monika Heiner (Brandenburg Tech, Cottbus, DE)
Yiguang Hong (Chinese Academy, Beijing, CN)
Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto, JP)
Sanjay Jain (National Singapore, SG)
Maciej Koutny (Newcastle, UK)
Antonín Kučera (Masaryk, Brno, CZ)
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen, FR)
Salvador Lucas (Valencia Tech, ES)
Veli Mäkinen (Helsinki, FI)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, ES, chair)
Filippo Mignosi (L'Aquila, IT)
Victor Mitrana (Madrid Tech, ES)
Ilan Newman (Haifa, IL)
Joachim Niehren (INRIA, Lille, FR)
Enno Ohlebusch (Ulm, DE)
Arlindo Oliveira (Lisbon, PT)
Joël Ouaknine (Oxford, UK)
Wojciech Penczek (Polish Academy, Warsaw, PL)
Dominique Perrin (ESIEE, Paris, FR)
Alberto Policriti (Udine, IT)
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Connecticut, Storrs, US)
Jörg Rothe (Düsseldorf, DE)
Frank Ruskey (Victoria, CA)
Helmut Seidl (Munich Tech, DE)
Ayumi Shinohara (Tohoku, Sendai, JP)
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund, DE)
Frank Stephan (National Singapore, SG)
Paul Tarau (North Texas, Denton, US)
Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw, PL)
Jacobo Torán (Ulm, DE)
Frits Vaandrager (Nijmegen, NL)
Jaco van de Pol (Twente, Enschede, NL)
Pierre Wolper (Liège, BE)
Zhilin Wu (Chinese Academy, Beijing, CN)
Slawomir Zadrozny (Polish Academy, Warsaw, PL)
Hans Zantema (Eindhoven Tech, NL)


Sébastien Autran (Nice)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Enrico Formenti (Nice, co-chair)
Sandrine Julia (Nice)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Christophe Papazian (Nice)
Julien Provillard (Nice)
Pierre-Alain Scribot (Nice)
Bianca Truthe (Giessen)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded to:


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of the Journal of Computer and System Sciences (Elsevier, 2013 JCR impact factor: 1.0) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The period for registration is open from July 21, 2014 to March 2, 2015. The registration form can be found at:


Paper submission: October 10, 2014 (23:59 CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 18, 2014
Early registration: November 25, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: November 26, 2014
Late registration: February 16, 2015
Submission to the journal special issue: June 6, 2015



LATA 2015
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Nice Sophia Antipolis University
Rovira i Virgili University

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

[DMANET] Deadline Extension (12 September 2014) for the 8th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools - VALUETOOLS2014

The submission deadline for regular papers has been extended to 12 September,

8th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
In-cooperation with ACM SIGMETRICS

9-11 December, 2014
Bratislava, Slovakia


ValueTools focuses on methodologies and practices in modeling, performance
evaluation and optimization of complex systems, gathering researchers from
different communities, such as Computer Science, Networks and
Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and

ValueTools 2014 solicits previously unpublished contributions on new performance
evaluation methodologies and new tools. Three types of contributions are called
for: regular papers, tool papers, and tutorials.

Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length.

Detailed submission and formatting instructions are available at

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. A special issue in
the Performance Evaluation Journal is planned. Papers may also be published in
EAI Transactions on Algorithms Engineering.

- Discrete event systems
- Stochastic models
- Simulation techniques
- Game theory
- Queues and network of queues
- Mean field techniques
- Large scale performance analysis
- Control theory
- Machine learning and neural networks
- Performance optimization

- Communication and computer networks
- Distributed systems
- Interdisciplinary methodologies (economic, biological and social models)
- Manufacturing systems and supply chains
- Resource allocation
- Road traffic and transportation systems
- Secure Networks

- Submission regular papers: *** extended to 12 September, 2014 ***
- Submission tool papers and tutorials: 30 September, 2014
- Notification: 30 October, 2014
- Camera-ready: 9 November, 2014


General Chair
Daniele Miorandi, Create-Net Research Association and U-Hopper srl, Italy

Technical Program Chairs
Moshe Haviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kindom
Lorenzo Maggi, Create-Net Research Association, Italy

Publicity Chair
Valerio Luconi, University of Pisa, Italy

Local chair
Daynier Delgado, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Web chair
Mattia Zeni, University of Trento, Italy

The European Alliance for Innovation is a dynamic eco-system for fostering ICT
enabled innovation to improve European competitiveness and to benefit society.
EAI uses open e-platforms to inspire grassroots collaboration among all relevant
actors, from organizations to individuals, to stimulate community driven
innovation to its institutional and individual members worldwide. Through EAI,
organizations find ideas and talent, and individual innovators find
organizations for their ingenuity and craft.

Join the innovation community at
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[DMANET] Extended Deadline (Aug. 28, 2014):: Poland:: ICIEIS2014

Please accept our apology for multiple posting. THANK YOU |
The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering
and Information Science ICIEIS 2014

September 22-24, 2014, Lodz, Poland

Important Dates

Submission Date : August 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Sept. 05, 2014
Camera Ready submission : Sept. 12, 2014
Registration : Sept. 12, 2014
Conference dates : Sept. 22-24, 2014

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[DMANET] CfP - EvoMUSART2015 - 4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

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(Apologies for cross posting)

EvoMUSART 2015

4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design

April 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
Part of evo* 2015

Selected authors will be invited to present their visual works on a special
section in the LEONARDO Galery (


Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of
evolutionary and biologically inspired (artificial neural network, swarm,
alife) music, sound, art and design, evomusart has become an evo* conference
with independent proceedings since 2012. Thus, evomusart 2015 is the
fourth International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design.

The use of biologically inspired techniques for the development of artistic
systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research. There is a
growing interest in the application of these techniques in fields such
as: visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound
synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; design; and other creative tasks.

The main goal of evomusart 2015 is to bring together researchers who are
using biologically inspired computer techniques for artistic tasks, providing
the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

The event will be held in April, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
as part of the Evo* event.

Publication Details

Submissions will be rigorously reviewed for scientific and artistic merit.
Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the evomusart proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
The acceptance rate at evomusart 2014 was 26.7% for papers accepted for oral
presentation, or 36.7% for oral and poster presentation combined.

Submitters are strongly encouraged to provide in all papers a link for
download of media demonstrating their results, whether music, images, video,
or other media types. Links should be anonymised for double-blind review,
e.g. using a URL shortening service.

Topics of interest

Submissions should concern the use of biologically inspired computer
techniques -- e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life,
Artificial Neural Networks, Swarm Intelligence, other artificial
intelligence techniques -- in the generation, analysis and
interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic
fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-- Generation
- Biologically Inspired Design and Art -- Systems that create
drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs,
webpages, buildings, etc.;
- Biologically Inspired Sound and Music -- Systems that create
musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound
analysis, etc.;
- Robotic-Based Evolutionary Art and Music;
- Other related artificial intelligence or generative techniques in
the fields of Computer Music, Computer Art, etc.;

-- Theory
- Computational Aesthetics, Experimental Aesthetics; Emotional
Response, Surprise, Novelty;
- Representation techniques;
- Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area; identification
of weaknesses and strengths; comparative analysis and classification;
- Validation methodologies;
- Studies on the applicability of these techniques to related areas;
- New models designed to promote the creative potential of
biologically inspired computation;

-- Computer Aided Creativity and computational creativity
- Systems in which biologically inspired computation is used to
promote the creativity of a human user;
- New ways of integrating the user in the evolutionary cycle;
- Analysis and evaluation of: the artistic potential of biologically
inspired art and music; the artistic processes inherent to these
approaches; the resulting artefacts;
- Collaborative distributed artificial art environments;

-- Automation
- Techniques for automatic fitness assignment;
- Systems in which an analysis or interpretation of the artworks is
used in conjunction with biologically inspired techniques to produce
novel objects;
- Systems that resort to biologically inspired computation to perform
the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of
artistic object.

Important Dates (to be confirmed)

Submission: 15 November 2014
Notification to authors: 07 January 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 21 January 2015
Evo*: 8-10 April 2015

Additional information and submission details

Submit your manuscript, at most 12 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format
(instructions downloadable from no later than
November 15th, 2014.

Page limit: 12 pages

The reviewing process will be double-blind; please omit information about
the authors in the submitted paper.

Programme committee

Adrian Carballal, University of A Coruna, Spain
Alain Lioret, Paris 8 University, France
Alan Dorin, Monash University, Australia
Alejandro Pazos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Amy K. Hoover, University of Central Florida, USA
Andrew Brown, Griffith University, Australia
Andrew Gildfind, Google, Inc., Australia
Andrew Horner, University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Anna Ursyn, University of Northern Colorado, USA
Antonino Santos, University of A Coruna, Spain
Antonios Liapis, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Eigenfeldt, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Benjamin Schroeder, Ohio State University, USA
Benjamin Smith, Indianapolis University, Purdue University,Indianapolis, USA
Bill Manaris, College of Charleston, USA
Brian Ross, Brock University, Canada
Carlos Grilo, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Dan Ashlock, University of Guelph, Canada
Dan Ventura, Brigham Young University, USA
Daniel Jones, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Daniel Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Douglas Repetto, Columbia University, USA
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, UK
Eelco den Heijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eleonora Bilotta, University of Calabria, Italy
Gary Greenfield, University of Richmond, USA
Hans Dehlinger, Independent Artist, Germany
Jonathan E. Rowe, University of Birmingham, UK
Jane Prophet, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jon McCormack, Monash University, Australia
Jonathan Byrne, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jonathan Eisenmann, Ohio State University, USA
José Fornari, NICS/Unicamp, Brazil
Juan Romero, University of A Coruna, Spain
Kate Reed, Imperial College, UK
Marcelo Freitas Caetano, IRCAM, France
Marcos Nadal, University of Vienna, Austria
Matthew Lewis, Ohio State University, USA
Mauro Annunziato, Plancton Art Studio, Italy
Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas, University of Patras, Greece
Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nicolas Monmarché, University of Tours, France
Pablo Gervás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Palle Dahlstedt, Göteborg University, Sweden
Patrick Janssen, National University of Singapure, Singapure
Paulo Urbano, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Abreu, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
Peter Cariani, University of Binghamton, USA
Philip Galanter, Texas A&M College of Architecture, USA
Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Rafael Ramirez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Roger Malina, International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, USA
Roisin Loughran, University College Dublin, Ireland
Ruli Manurung, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Scott Draves, Independent Artist, USA
Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Brunei Institute of Technology, Malaysia
Stephen Todd, IBM, UK
Takashi Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Vic Ciesielski, RMIT, Australia
Yang Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Conference chairs

Colin Johnson
University of Kent, UK

Adrián Carballal
University of A Coruña, Spain

Publication chair
João Correia, University of Coimbra

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